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Police: 3 Teens Injured In Shooting Near Brashear High School

November 13, 2013

(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -Several suspects have been taken in for questioning in connection with a shooting that left three students injured near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the shooting happened on Crane Avenue around 3 p.m.

According to school officials, a shooter came out of the woods near the school, shot three students and then retreated into the woods.

One of the victims is a 17-year-old male who was grazed in the head by a bullet. He was taken to a local hospital and is believed to be in stable condition.

The three male victims suffered varying injuries:

  • One was shot in the leg and foot
  • One was shot in the neck and shoulder
  • One was grazed in the head

The student who was grazed by a bullet in the head, made his way back to the school and was pulled inside by an administrator.

However, none of the victims’ injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

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An aunt of one of the victims, 17-year-old Eugene Minor, said her nephew is stable at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

“Right now the only thing we know is he’s been shot, he’s stable, he’s been shot in the neck,” Terri Minor said.

School police said today’s incident may have been related to an incident at the school in October, which prompted heightened security for about a week.

Pittsburgh Police Update School Shooting Situation

According to police, five men and one woman have been taken in for questioning by police. None of those individuals have been arrested at this time.


Police are investigating a home int he 1500-block of Rockland Avenue in Banksville.

Initially, police were searching the nearby woods for multiple gunmen, possibly as many as three.

Nearby South Hills Middle School was also placed on lockdown, but that has since been lifted.

The three victims were being taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital. At least one student was last listed in stable condition at Allegheny General Hospital.

Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto’s office released a statement Wednesday afternoon:

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

“Mayor-Elect Peduto has been in close contact from the National League of Cities Conference in Seattle with Public Safety Director Huss regarding the shootings this afternoon at Brashear High School. Consistent with requests by city police, we advise all residents in the area to lock their homes and stay indoors, while the police continue to search for the perpetrators.”

Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak also released a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, and neighbors of Brashear High School as well as the school and safety officials keeping our neighborhoods secure. I have been in direct contact with our public safety officials on an as-needed basis. There are multiple local agencies involved in this complex operation and our office is encouraging them to focus their time entirely on the investigation. I will be sure to keep our community informed as we learn of any additional significant developments in this tragic situation.”

The school is located in Beechview and is part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools District. There are about 1,500 students in the school, making it the largest high school in the district.

Student Describes Shooting Scene

According to Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, both Brashear High School and South Hills Middle School will be open on Thursday.

“Both Brashear and South Hills will be open tomorrow but will be secured on modified lockdown for the remainder of the week. A modified lockdown means that only students, staff, and visitors with a scheduled appointment will be able to enter the school building. We are taking this matter seriously and focusing on the safety of our students. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims,” Lane said in a statement.


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